“I would like to thank the Team Principal of the Pramac Racing Team, Paolo Campinoti, for giving me this great opportunity and for the confidence placed in me. I’ll find again the Ducati, with whom I had very good results over the past years and that I was able to develop in the 2007, this is an unique sensation for me,” Capirossi was quoted as saying in a statement from his new team.
Of course, Capirossi is really excited with the new deal and looks forward in joining the Pramac Ducati team in the post-season test at Valencia after getting permission from his current team.
"This return on a Ducati bike make me feel like a child. I do not feel my 37 years! I have a great desire to start this new adventure, I’m enormously pleased about this new agreement that was reached with the Pramac Racing Team, this will allow me to ride and be part of an Italian Team,” he said.
The 37-year-old is considered one of the icon of the MotoGP World Championship in which he has been racing for more than twenty years. He is expected to make a comeback at Estoril this weekend, after suffering right foot and groin injuries in Malaysia and Australia respectively. Riding for the Pramac Racing team during the Portuguese GP will be another racing veteran, Spaniard Carlos Checa.
“I thank Suzuki for the years we spent together and thanks also to the excellent relationship maintained with them, they had give me the possibility to race with my new Team since Valencia’s test of next month," concluded the veteran MotoGP rider.